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AAACN 47th Annual Conference 2022

010 - Leveraging Partnerships: Academic and Ambulatory Care Practice Models for the Future

May 17, 2022 2:00pm ‐ May 17, 2022 5:00pm

Credits: None available.


Recognizing the need to support ambulatory care clinical learning experiences for nursing students, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) endorsed the development of academic-practice partnership guidelines to enhance education and preparation of ambulatory care nurses. This panel workshop discusses these guidelines and how they can be used to positively impact the ambulatory care nurse workforce of the future, elevate the role of the ambulatory care nurse, and spur innovation in ambulatory care practice settings.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 5/21/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to utilize the AAACN academic-practice partnership guidelines to identify current gaps in implementing an academic-practice partnership or placing students in ambulatory care settings to be able to determine strategies for closing that gap.


  • L. Jessie Jones-Bell, MSN Ed, RN, PHN, Education Consultant, California Health Impact State Nursing Workforce
  • Laurel More, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CPN, Clinical Education Specialist, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Caroline V. Coburn, DNP, MS, APRN, ANP-BC, Associate Clinical Professor, Emory University
  • Stephanie G. Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Nurse Administrator, Mayo Clinic
  • Tia Bell, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, Assistant Dean, University of Indianapolis School of Nursing
  • Julie Blazek, MSN, Assistant Professor, University of Indianapolis School of Nursing
  • Jean Putnam, DNP, MS, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, EVPS Network
  • Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Washington
  • Diana Alemar, PhD, RN, Program Director, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Sandra Spence, MSN, RN, Ambulatory Care Clinical and Simulation Coordinator, Emory University
  • Quyen Phan, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, Assistant Clinical Professor, Emory University
  • Elisa Schmitz, DNP, APRN, CPNP, Associate Professor, College of St. Scholastica School of Nursing
  • Mary DiGiulio, DNP, APN, FAANP, Director, Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Program, Rutgers University
  • Rebecca Cazzato, MSN, RN, Faculty, Davenport University
  • Heather Hunt, DNP, RN, RNPC Grant Coordinator and Liaison, Davenport University
  • Hannah Bass, MSN, RN, Education Coordinator, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless


Credits: None available.

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